The fourth poetry collection by Sandra Meek is a kinetic exploration of breakage and survival. The poems are compelled by the decline and death of the poet’s mother and by other urgent encounters at home and abroad—in the American South, Latin American, sub-Saharan Africa, and elsewhere.
Forcibly sprayed, swirling like the gravel of the book's title, the lens of these poems fractures but never cracks, instead gaining new and unforeseen perspectives—even, in the end, an improbable wholeness, hard earned and exquisitely rendered.
“Sandra Meek’s poems are both deeply surprising and deeply felt. Precise and faceted, any line, it feels, conveys some new constellation of image, knowledge and feeling. Road Scatter is a book of mourning, but also a book of living: rising from grief, these are pages returning light in all directions.”
“Dazzling, intricate poems about both the personal and the political.”
Sandra Meek is the author of four books of poems, including An Ecology of Elsewhere, and the editor of an anthology, Deep Travel: Contemporary American Poets Abroad, as well as cofounder of Ninebark Press, Poetry Editor of the Phi Kappa Phi Forum, and Dana Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing at Berry College. She lives in Rome, Georgia.
Paperback / $15.95 (Can $17.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-419-5 / 86 pages / Poetry